Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Review: Night at the Museum
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney
Length: 108 min.
IMDB Summary: A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.
Fast, fun and mildly annoying, Night at the Museum takes an intriguing concept--a museum that comes to life at night--and runs with it, dragging the audience along for the ride. The acting is funny, the music is memorable and the cinematography is well-done. Williams is great as Teddy Roosevelt, bringing the necessary spunk and vigor to the role. Most of the slapstick in this movie works--though the man vs. monkey fights do get a bit tedious toward the end--and the very idea of a museum coming to life presents filmmakers with an ample supply of jokes. With a star-studded cast and a humorous plot, Night at the Museum is worth the watch.
Some scary images (a t-rex skeleton, Atilla the Hun), mild language and mild humor.
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